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Feb 23, 2011 10:37 AM

Quality Italian north of Market?

I like Delfina a lot, but it might be more convenient on this Saturday night to eat somewhere north of Market--North Beach, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Polk St. This would be a birthday dinner for a couple and a well behaved teenage girl (it's one of the adult's birthdays). I wouldn't really be looking for a pizza or a "red sauce" place for this meal. Suggestions?

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. Pesce, Milano, Rose Pistola, Capannina, Ideale ...

    Antica Trattoria closed recently (now Leopold's).

    2227 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Ristorante Milano
    1448 Pacific, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Rose Pistola
    532 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802

    1809 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Thanks, I like Pesce, but I don't think it's what I'm looking for this time, especially since my daughter is a fish hater (we're working on it). I haven't eaten at Milano or the other three, they all seem promising.

      2227 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

      1. re: redrover

        Ideale would be ideal.

        1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

    2. How about Venticello on Nob Hill?

      1257 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

      1. Perbacco.

        230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Easier parking around there on Saturday night than in the neighborhoods mentioned.

        2. Seven Hills on Russian Hill is excellent (from 1 visit, anyway).

          1. A16 or SPQR are both close to that area, and I think better than the North Beach options, especially if you're wine drinkers.

            Seven Hills, mentioned above, was my other thought, but I haven't tried it yet. Waldron, what did you have?

            2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

            1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115